Tuesday, September 25, 2012

InterculturalCom: Language & Culture: Star Trek, Darmok & the Picard Principle of Intercultural Com [VID] (U5-P1) fa12

This is a clip that I edited and posted on YouTube. I use this clip in my Intercultural Communication course to introduce students to issues of language differences in intercultural situations. 

During video answer the following questions:
  • Would you face the same experience?  Have you?
  • Can you figure out the language?
  • What advice would you offer when interacting with people and you both don’t speak the others’ language (in short, lessons learned?)?

The “Picard Principle” of Intercultural Communication:
In the clip Picard says “Communication is a matter of patience [and] imagination.”

What does that phrase mean? Is it true?

Do a Google search on "Darmok Dictionary"

You may also want to see the full episode of Darmok.

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